Did you know that Ebola is what is known as a zoonotic disease? As stated by the CDC, “Zoonotic diseases are contagious diseases spread between animals and humans. These diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi that are carried by animals and insects.” Other examples of zoonotic disease are avian flu, swine flu, malaria and the hantavirus, but the list goes on. It is estimated that 60% of diseases that infect humans are zoonotic diseases.
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